Signature White Grape Varieties
Many countries are also known for particular white grape varieties that they excel with. France has numerous in specific regions. Chardonnay shines in Burgundy with very elegant versions sporting lots of finesse. Chenin Blanc in the Loire Valley is the ultimate incarnation of this grape. Gewurztraminer in Alsace is rich and aromatic and the best this varietal can be. Canada, especially the Niagara region in Ontario, does a phenomenal job with Riesling. The Marlborough region of New Zealand’s south island produces a rich, tropical fruity version of Sauvignon Blanc that is to die for and the north of Italy shines with crisp, fresh, models of Pinot Grigio. Gotta try some of these varietal wines that make these countries/regions famous.